First Look: Canon PowerShot A630 and A640
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

First Look: Canon PowerShot A630 and A640

1:52 /

Though not great choices for low-light shooting, the Canon PowerShot A630 and A640 are solid, feature-rich digital cameras.

[ Music ] >> Hi, I'm Will Greenwald, assistant editor of and this is our look at the Cannon Power Shot A630 and A640. These high resolution shooters offer a lot of manual control while still being a lot cheaper and a lot smaller and a lot less complicated than say a digital SLR camera. The only major difference between these two cameras is that the Power Shot A630 is 8 mega pixels and the A640 is 10 mega pixels. Basically just depends if you want to spend a little bit more on a little higher resolution. These cameras both have full PASM shooting modes. That's program mode, manual mode, aperture priority and shutter priority. These four modes provide a lot of options if you want to get into more advanced photography then your advantage point and shoot camera will allow. The A630 and 640 both have 4x optical zoom lens, but you don't have to just settle on the 4x. You can purchase additional accessory lenses for between 100 and 200 dollars. These can boost your zoom or give you a wider panoramic shot. They also come with these nice flip out screens, which basically let you shot at different angles. So if you want to catch a shot over a crowd or shoot from your chest, you can turn the screen and frame it like that. Now like most Cannon digital cameras, these two have problems shooting in low light. Because they don't have any real image stabilization in the lens, you're only real option is to bump up the ISO sensitivity. Now this can improve the exposure of your images in lower lights, but it also makes them very noisy. Otherwise, these are very good cameras to get you started with more advanced photography techniques while not investing quite as much money as you would in an SLR or a more advanced camera. I'm Will Greenwald and these are the Cannon Power Shot A630 and A640 digital cameras. ^M00:01:52 [ Music ]

New releases

How Radical became Radical
7:50 July 30, 2014
In just 17 years Radical has grown into one of the most important names in British motorsport. XCAR caught...
Play video
Camping apps
1:02 July 30, 2014
You reserved your campsite, packed the car with your tent, stove, and bug spray, and are about to head into...
Play video
Recover deleted images
3:30 July 29, 2014
Accidentally deleted or formatted your camera's memory card? Restore and undelete all those photos with this...
Play video
2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sports Wa...
7:00 July 29, 2014
Wagons are hot and diesels are hot. Brian Cooley checks out how well BMW combines the hotness in the 328d...
Play video
The WD My Book Duo is an excellent...
2:54 July 29, 2014
The WD My Book Duo offers up to 12TB of storage space and gives fast performance, but CNET editor Dong Ngo...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 026: Pure lithium...
21:22 July 29, 2014
Today's show features some enterprising hackers who modded an ATM to play Doom, Stanford researchers discovering...
Play video
Trick yourself into working out...
3:47 July 29, 2014
If you hate exercise but love games, Donald Bell showcases a few apps that can help improve your health s...
Play video
The voice-activated Ivee Sleek...
1:46 July 29, 2014
This $200 voice control home assistant isn't quite ready for prime time.
Play video

Video discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre